Amelia's decision to study a Master of Teaching degree came at a pivotal time in her life. Prior to that, she was pursuing a different career in the arts industry in South Australia, working in the areas of marketing, public relations and youth arts, after completing a Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide.
After working in the arts industry for several years, Amelia decided to return to study to become a teacher.
Approximately 40 students in the first Master of School Leadership cohort are set to complete their studies later this year. Marie Adams is one of three students who have completed their degrees earlier this month as a result of credit from other study.
When Caroline Dixon first arrived in Kununurra, a small township 3,040 kilometres from Perth in the far-east Kimberley, it was only natural for her to feel a slight sense of anxiety and nervousness.
“Everything about the environment was unfamiliar. However, on my first day I knew I was going to enjoy my time there. Everyone was welcoming and kind. The community spirit was fantastic,” said Caroline.
A world first study into the amount of time Australian children and adolescents spend on all types of screens and specific screen activities has been undertaken by Professor Stephen Houghton from the Faculty of Education and a research team of experts from The School of Population Health; The School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health; The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and the National Heart Foundation.
“Teaching is a career that will challenge me; a vocation and not just a job. A great teacher can inspire a child to love learning and to take that through the rest of their lives. I am confident I can be that teacher.” – Katrina Millard Hurst
Brendan Zani is certainly someone who likes to keep busy. Currently undertaking his Masters of Education by Coursework and Thesis at the Faculty of Education, Brendan is also Chair of this year’s Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum Committee, teacher at Scotch College and most importantly, father to his amazing 11 month old boy.
Inspired by his year 12 literature teacher, Brendan saw how learning could empower and change people and embarked on a teaching career so that he could do the same.
Dr Mark Fielding has been awarded the “New Voice Scholarship in Educational Leadership Research” by the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) at this year’s national conference held in Sydney.
An application to help university students mine the web for open access research, a wave energy harvesting device that uses gyroscopic technology and a solution to measure strain in mining structures with discontinuities, designed to improve safety in the resources industry.
In this free public lecture as part of UWA Research Week, Associate Professors Grace Oakley and Mark Pegrum will discuss a research project funded by the Australia-China Council (ACC), where school students aged 13 – 15 years living in Australia and China produced and exchanged digital stories about their everyday lives.
Up to 150 delegates from around the world gathered in Perth to attend the 46th Annual Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) Conference held earlier this month at The University of Western Australia.
The conference offers a platform for science educators and researchers to share their work and ideas in all aspects of teaching and learning of science at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.
Andrew and Nicola Forrest today announced the first recipients of the prestigious Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships – with the five recipients flying in from around the world to accept their scholarship.
The Faculty of Education held its Annual Prize Giving Ceremony last night at The University Club (11 May 2015) where 100 guests were present to recognise excellence and the achievements of past and present students.
In attendance was the State Education Minister and current UWA Alumni, Hon Peter Collier together with UWA representatives and leaders within the community who kindly donated and provided their support for the event.
For the first time, the University of Western Australia (UWA) will be host to the Australasian Science Education Research Association’s (ASERA) annual International Conference to be held at the University Club (30 June – 3 July 2015).
The conference, being organised by the Faculty of Education, is expected to attract up to 200 delegates from around the world with topics such as socioscentific argumentation, engagement and motivation in science, and science literacy to be discussed.
For the very first time, 13 students undertaking the Faculty of Education’s Master of Leadership at The University of Western Australia (UWA) are embarking on an international study tour to England to learn about school leadership from some of the country’s most influential educational leaders and policymakers.
Students participating in the study tour are aspiring and practising educational leaders and will spend 10 days learning about recent educational reforms, accountability structures within schools and the role of neuroscience to teaching.